Is it time to delete your dating app?
“To sit with a screen and look for love feels way too similar to being on a screen and working, being on a screen and ordering groceries, being on a screen and cancelling travel plans,” said relationship expert Alexandra Solomon.
Many Toronto singles are tired of using dating apps as a way to meet a forever-partner. After recently hearing about the rise of dating-app fatigue through friends, I did a social media call-out and was blown away at the long thread of responses.
They were predominantly from single women whose ages ranged from early 20s to late 40s, and their answers, details and experiences were almost copy-and-paste similar: After being on the apps for the past couple years with no other options of meeting people (thanks to the pandemic and lockdowns), they’re fed up with endlessly swiping without any results – other than frustration – to show for it.
They say the same roster of matches show up time and time again, many of whom “aren’t looking for anything serious.” On the off-chance they end up matching with a prospect, there’s a pattern: they match only to never connect, there’s a lot of starts and stops in conversation, people just drop off and ghost frequently, and worse, many say some matches come on too strong with gross or crude comments. Read more